ART + CULTURE + SOCIAL JUSTICE + MAPS
Amadou Diallo: an immigrant from Guinea. He was shot by four NYC police department plain clothed officers. They mistook him for a rape suspect. Officers fired a total of 41 shots, of which 19 struck Diallo outside of his apartment at 1157 Wheeler Avenues in the Soundview section of the Bronx. The officers were acquitted of second-degree murder. Diallo was unarmed, and controversy surrounding the circumstance prompted outrage. Issues such as police brutality, racial profiling, and continuous shooting were examined. I was drawn into creating a piece about Amadou Diallo because he sold items on 14th street one block from my home. I remember feeling a sense of fear and loss as I walked by the storefront he sold from. Also thinking about the landscape and psychological terror this event would cause in people in NYC. Using Arcgrid shapefiles and portrait images, I created a piece that serves as past, a future archival piece on land and violence.
GEOSPATIAL IMAGES, QGIS, ESRI software integrated abstract slave image.
Madison Ave reparations du-rag, feature pink silk like fabric, custom print, each piece hand made.
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